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The Flogging-Block An Heroic Poem in a Prologue and Twelve Eclogues by Algernon Charles Swinburne. A Transcription of The Original Holograph Manuscript Written at intervals between 1862 and 1881

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The Flogging-Block is Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne's mock-heroic tribute to corporal punishment. In a prologue and twelve eclogues, Swinburne describes, with considerable vigour and black humour, the torment, anguish, and delights of the scholastic rod from the perspectives of beaten school boys, despotic masters, and joyous witnesses. It does not contain explicit sexual content. This edition of The Flogging-Block is a page by page transcription of the original manuscript, which is owned by the British Library. ...

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The Flogging-Block An Heroic Poem in a Prologue and Twelve Eclogues by Algernon Charles Swinburne. A Transcription of The Original Holograph Manuscript Written at intervals between 1862 and 1881
2011, Birchgrove Press

ISBN-13: 9780987095695

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